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It’s Never Too Early for Local Holiday Shopping!

When it comes to shopping for the holidays, there are certain factors that contribute to how special a gift truly is. Personalized, unique and sentimental items tend to be the favorites — and there are so many different directions you can go with that. With endless types of gifts out there, it can prove difficult to come up with the perfect present for a loved one. It’s all about finding something that screams their name the loudest — and this may take a bit of browsing around. In the end, your loved one’s happiness, excitement and gratitude make it worth any extra time and effort you put in.

Shopping local is a wonderful way to browse for gifts as the holiday season comes near. On Cedros Avenue, we are all about personalization and one-of-a-kind goods. Among the number of unique shops found along the street, holiday shoppers are bound to find the special gift they’re looking for. Not to mention, local holiday shopping is the best way to support your community during the season of cheer and joy!

We all know holiday shopping can be a bit stressful. With that being said, we’d like to encourage you to get out there, start early, and beat the rush to minimize any worries! To further inspire your local holiday shopping needs, here are some of our favorite easily-personalized gift ideas from our very own Cedros Avenue shops:

At Chicweed Patio & Garden you have the ability to create a unique display piece or have the experts create one for you. These bouquets are a lovely gift for those who enjoy adding greens, life and beauty to their home.


If you’re looking for the perfect piece of jewelry that will steal your loved one’s heart, Passion Fine Jewelry creates extraordinary jewels, gemstones, and diamonds as well as luxurious specially-made watches — the true heart string pullers!


Sometimes, a classy designer purse or accessory are just what you’re looking for. Gerhard Del Mar on Cedros has a decorative display of handbags and accessories along with menswear and sunglasses. You may even walk out of this spot with a little something for yourself!


Image Via: Gerhard on Cedros

For art lovers, Solana Beach Art and Frame is your spot. It’s a great option for customizing gifts, as you have the option to choose from art catalogs, work with a local artist, or buy directly off the walls from the gallery. From custom frames to art masterpieces, this is as personalized as it gets.


Image Via: Solana Beach Art and Frame

Cokas Diko appeals greatly to fresh and vibrant styles — if this describes your loved one or friend, you may not have to look further. In this unique shop, you can browse for items ranging from furniture, custom upholstery, one-of-a-kind pieces, Cokas Diko Home exclusively designed collections, lighting, rugs, pillows, bedding and artwork.


Image Via Cokas Diko

Most importantly, don’t be afraid to speak with the local store employees and experts if you need help finding or creating the perfect gift — even if you have something in mind already. They will know all the ropes of exactly what they can provide, and they can even send you in the right direction if a neighboring shop may better meet your needs. It doesn’t hurt to ask questions and compare your options. After all, keeping your friends and loved ones happy with the perfect holiday gift makes it all worth it in the end. And remember: It’s never too early to shop locally for the holiday season! We’ll see you out there!

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The Cedros Ave. Merchants Association supports all of the vendors and businesses on Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach. The Avenue covers two and a half enchanting blocks of more than 85 boutiques, shops, cafes, salons, day spas, art galleries and more! Located just 20 miles north of downtown San Diego, Cedros Ave. has been a point of interest for over three decades and is the only shopping district in San Diego solely populated by independent boutiques and businesses.